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True or False: Women are afflicted with depression 2 times as often as men.
True or False: Eating disorders are 10 times more common in women than men.
True or False: Autoimmune diseases such as lupus affect women 3-4 times as often as men.

If you answered true to all of the above questions, you are correct! Differences between the sexes exist, and whether a person is male or female matters in the prevalence and severity of a broad range of diseases, disorders, and conditions. It matters at every stage of life—from the very beginning to the very end. Sex matters at every level—from the single cell to the entire body. 

Sex-Based Biology

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Did You Know Women and Men Are Different?
It seems like such a simple, obvious statement that hardly needs to be mentioned. What you may not have realized is that sex differences in health affect prevention, diagnosis, and treatments for a wide range of diseases.

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